As a result, fuel prices in the German border region are as high or at times even higher than in the Netherlands.
The pump is sometimes empty
The problem is that the fuel in Germany goes bulk out of the water to the warehouse and then goes along the road to the pump. In the Netherlands we do not take so much water. The oil from the Rotterdam oil refinery is predominantly overland, resulting in lower water levels affecting supply and prices much less here.
The lack of Germany is sometimes acute. At Shell Pennings, in German safflower, just above Koningsbosch's border, where many Dutch people traditionally make fuel, even warned that gasoline could be up.
"This is really a big problem," says Andreas Fischer, PM Pfennings, a petrol station chain with about 70 pumps. Due to the low water level in the Rhine, the supply of fuel from the warehouse in Cologne is a logistical challenge.
Dutch pump holders are happy
According to the RTL Z. excursion, the owners of Dutch pumps will immediately report the consequences of the defect.
"You can see that the Germans make up more here," says pump owner Hans Westendorp of Winterswijk. "The diesel engine has for some time been cheaper, but now gasoline prices are at the same level as in Germany, in fact sometimes it is even slightly cheaper."
"It is too early to draw conclusions, but I definitely see a reversible movement," he says. "Not only the Germans who came to fill up fuel with me, but also the Dutch, who did not fill fuel in Germany, and that's why here."
Get more from your business
Pompholder José Hoogenkamp from Millingen aan de Rijn, about 3 kilometers from the German border, is pleased with the new business. "In recent years, we had to work on everything to create and, primarily, to keep customers," she says.
She began to put a big cloth on the blanket to get extra income. "It has not yet completely gotten into the motorists in Germany and the Netherlands, but if it takes a long time, we definitely will get more."
Like to see De Heurnes capsule Gerrit Heinen. "Suddenly there are queues waiting for me on Friday and the weekend to refuel, which was always the opposite, and I also see customers that I have not seen for a long time."
It is not clear how long it takes
The big question is whether the transition will be longer. According to Tom Huikkensen of the Association of Automobile Traders and Garages (Bovag), it is too early to say something sensible.
"We are missing numbers because it is a trend that lasts only a few weeks, but we hear from our members that there is a definite tendency," he says.
According to meteorologist Dennis Wilt van Buienradar, the Germans are not yet to be based on higher water levels. The water level in the Rhine is mainly determined by rain and melted water from the Alps.
Wilt is expected to have almost no precipitation in the next two weeks. "All this is due to the significant high pressure zone that extends from Central Europe to Russia," he says.